“We wish we’d known you Grandpa”
Sydney September-October 2014 (6 photos)
Before continuing with my Sculpture by the Sea series (see previous post) let’s visit another, yep you guessed it – another recent festival. This time it’s Art & About which was on again in September/October for 4 weeks.
Basically, Art & About is an annual Spring program of public art displays and performances which celebrates the city’s creativity and imagination. One of the major exhibits was a large scale open air display of photographs on the theme of “How would you capture Australian Life in a single image?”. 22 finalists were displayed. A couple of them caught my eye…
Above: Anzac Day tribute by Berylouise Mitchell.
A small bouquet with note left on the steps of a cenotaph.
Farewelling Martin Sharp by Jon Lewis.
The photographer was delivering a eulogy at his friend’s funeral. Before starting, he took 2 photos of the assembly. Martin Sharp was an Australian artist, underground cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker who passed away last year.
Rush Hour by Warwick Kent.
Tin City by Andre Martin.
I think any of the original photos would make great cover art.
One of the performances I saw was “Trolleys” by Shaun Parker & Company, a dance/ballet/spectacle set to music, utilising shopping trolleys. Quite a dynamic and energetic 20 minute performance. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this. I’ve never seen so many properly working shopping trolleys in one spot. 🙂
In the background is the Archibald Fountain which has featured in my previous post, Theseus defeats the minotaur.
I posted about last year’s Art & About Festival here: Art & About